Sargon II (Biographical details)

Sargon II (ruler; Mesopotamian; Male; 721BC - 705BC; ruled)

Also known as

Sargon II


King of Assyria. Founded a capital called Dur-Sharrukin ("Fort Sargon") at the site of Khorsabad, but this was abandoned after his premature death and replaced by the capital of Nineveh which was founded by his son Sennacherib (q.v.).